Edward L. Kainen

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Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Las Vegas, NV

Kainen Law Group, PLLC
 | 3303 Novat Street, Suite 200
Las Vegas, NV 89129
Phone: 702-823-4900
Fax: 702-823-4488
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1993
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law
    Attorney Profile

    Ed Kainen is the senior and managing partner of the Las Vegas law firm Kainen Law Group, PLLC, which is an ‘AV’ rated firm and featured in the Bar Register of Preeminent Attorneys.  He leads a team of five dedicated and talented family lawyers all of whom are Board Certified Specialists and AAML Fellows.  Mr. Kainen, himself, is an elected Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and the International Academy of Family Lawyers.  He is a Nevada Board Certified Specialist in Family Law and is also Board Certified in Family Trial Law by the National Board of Trial Advocacy.  He has achieved the highest rating available by the prestigious Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory. Mr. Kainen was the first Chair of the Nevada Board of Certified Family Law Specialists, and held that position for five years. He is currently the President of the Nevada Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers.  He is admitted to the practice of law in the state and federal courts of Nevada, Florida and Kansas.

    Mr. Kainen has taught Continuing Legal Education programs throughout the U.S. and abroad, on various aspects of Family Law, Motion Practice, Evidence, Law Practice Management, Professionalism and Ethics, as well as diverse topics in Criminal Law, Jury Trials, and Voir Dire.  He has been published in the Nevada Family Law Report, Nevada Lawyer, Clark County Bar Journal, and authored the Manual for Family Court Law Clerks, still in use in the Family Court. He co-authored Nuts & Bolts of Family Law, and for twenty years coordinated and co-presented the annual statewide Continuing Legal Education program by the same name. Mr. Kainen completed two terms as the Chair of the Family Law Section (2003-2005), and was an elected member of the Family Law Section’s Executive Council (1997-2006). He has served on the Family Court Bench Bar Committee (1997-2005), was its Chair (1999-2003), and served on the Advisory Board for the Clark County Self Help Center (2000-2010).  He was appointed by the Nevada Supreme Court to the Supreme Court Bench Bar Committee (2005-2008 and 2011 to present). He was a member of the Council of the American Bar Association’s Family Law Section, which is the governing body of the organization founded in 1958 and which currently has over 10,000 members. He also served as the Co-Chair of the Continuing Legal Education Committee of the Family Law Section of the American Bar Association, past Chair of the Law Practice Management Committee and has Co-Chaired the Membership and Marketing Committee. He has received special recognition for his pro bono service, including being named Pro Bono Attorney of the Year. He is also a Nevada Certified Attorney Arbitrator, a Master in the Nevada American Inns of Court and named to the peer review journal Best Lawyers in America for over 10 continuous years, being named as the Best Family Law Attorney in Las Vegas for 2013 and 2017. Since 2007, Mr. Kainen has annually been named a “Nevada Super Lawyer” and he was named one of the “Top 25″ lawyers in the State of Nevada by Las Vegas Life Magazine and repeatedly designated as one of the Top 75 lawyers in the Mountain State Region which includes Nevada, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming and Utah. Mr. Kainen also serves on several non-profit Boards, including the Board of the Children and Family Law Center at Washburn School of Law.

    Mr. Kainen practiced Commercial and Business Litigation with Mitrani, Rynor & Gallegos, of Miami, Florida, where he was Of Counsel (1988-89). He was an Assistant State Attorney, prosecuting felonies and environmental crimes, in Florida (1989-94). During the same period, as a Senior Trial Attorney, he also supervised investigations and served in an advisory capacity to State and Federal law enforcement agencies. Mr. Kainen was the law clerk for the Family Division of the District Court in Las Vegas (1994-95). He was a member of Ecker & Kainen, Chartered, which was an ‘AV’ rated firm and was featured in the Bar Register of Preeminent Attorneys (1995-2011).  Mr. Kainen received his undergraduate degrees from the University of South Florida in 1985, and his Juris Doctor Degree from Washburn University School of Law in 1988.

     
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    About Edward Kainen

    Admitted: 1993, Nevada

    Professional Webpage: https://www.kainenlawgroup.com/attorneys/edward-kainen/

    Honors/Awards:

    • Pro Bono Attorney of the Year, 2002
    • Named one of the "Top 25" lawyers in the State of Nevada, Las Vegas Life Magazine
    • Named as the "Best Family Law Attorney" in Las Vegas for 2013
    • AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory
    • One of the Top 75 lawyers in the Mountain State Region
    • Named "Nevada Super Lawyer" since 2007
    • Named to "Best Lawyers in America"

    Special Licenses/Certifications:

    • Nevada Certified Attorney Arbitrator
    • Nevada Board Certified Specialist in Family Law

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • District Court in Las Vegas, Family Division, Law clerk, 1994 - 95
    • Nevada American Inns of Court, Master
    • Law Practice Management Committee - Past Chair, Membership and Marketing Committee - Co-Chair
    • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Fellow
    • Family Law Section, Chair, 2003 - 2005
    • Mitrani, Rynor & Gallegos, of Miami, Florida, Of Counsel, 1988 - 89
    • Supreme Court Bench Bar Committee, appointed by the Nevada Supreme Court, 2005 - 2008 and 2011 - present
    • Family Law Section of the American Bar Association, Continuing Legal Education Committee, Co-Chair
    • Nevada Board of Certified Family Law Specialists, First Chair
    • Florida, 1989
    • American Bar Association's Family Law Section, Member of the Council
    • Ecker & Kainen, Chartered, Member
    • Family Court Bench Bar Committee: 1997 - 2005, Chair: 1999 - 2003
    • Kansas, 1988
    • Nevada, 1993
    • Family Law Sections Executive Council, Elected Member, 1997 - 2006

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Boards of the Children, Volunteer
    • Pro Bono Lawyer of the Year, 2002
    • Clark County Self Help Center, Advisory Board, 2000 - 2010
    • Washburn School of Law, Family Law Center

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Lectures frequently in Nevada and throughout the Country, Continuing Legal Education programs
    • Bitcoin, Cryptocurrency & Blockchain Technology - Dividing Digital Assets, Lecturer, Bitcoin, Cryptocurrency & Blockchain Technology - Dividing Digital Assets, National Divorce Conference, Divorce And Financial Experts, 2019
    • Co-author and Co-presented, Nuts & Bolts of Family Law, Continuing Legal Education program since 1997
    • Author, Manual for Family Court Law Clerks, still in use in the Family Court

    Other Outstanding Achievements:

    • Has been Published in the Nevada Family Law Report, Nevada Lawyer, Clark County Bar Journal

    Educational Background:

    • University of South Florida, 1985

    Industry Groups

    • Board Certified Family Law Specialist; Former Chair Of The Nevada Board Of Certified Family Law Spec
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    Office Location for Edward L. Kainen

    3303 Novat Street
    Suite 200
    Las Vegas, NV 89129

    Phone: 702-823-4900

    Fax: 702-823-4488

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